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CDC panel will delay a vote on who should get a coronavirus vaccine first – CNN International

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.

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Travel latest news: Quarantine could be halved by December, says Transport Secretary – The Telegraph

The Transport Secretary has said he is ‘hopeful’ that testing for international travellers could be implemented by December 1, cutting quarantine fr…

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The Transport Secretary has said he is hopeful that testing for international travellers could be implemented by December 1, cutting quarantine from 14 days to approximately one week.
Speaking this morning at aviation conference Airlines 2050, the Transport Secretary outlined plans for a single test for international arrivals, a week after arrival. 
In theory, travellers would self-isolate for seven days after their return, before taking a test. If the result was negative, their quarantine wou…

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Coronavirus: Sinn Féin calls for Edwin Poots to apologise over lockdown comments – BBC News

Sinn Féin calls for an apology after Mr Poots said coronavirus is more common in nationalist areas.

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image captionThe agriculture minister has also said he has grave reservations about the new restrictions
DUP minister Edwin Poots should apologise for saying coronavirus is more common in nationalist areas, Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd has said.
Last week, Mr Poots said the difference in transmission between nationalist and unionist areas was “around six to one”.
He has also criticised new lockdown restrictions imposed by the executive to manage the virus.
Mr O’D…

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Coronavirus LIVE: South Yorkshire covid deal close as Wales lockdown announced – The Star

Welcome to The Star’s live blog on Monday, October 19.

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The number of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital on Friday the most recent daily figures available and the total number of patients in hospital and those on ventilators in each region of England, as of Sunday, are as follows (previous weeks figure in brackets):
East of England 23 admitted (19), 226 in hospital (137), 23 on ventilators (16)
London 67 (55), 498 (338), 86 (57)
Midlands 132 (87), 853 (576), 88 (81)
North East & Yorkshire 159 (146), 1,230 (914), 113 (99)
North West 196 (…

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